MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Program suspension fine to Tele 1 by RTÜK
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Tele 1
CITY
Ankara
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
20/07/2020
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Television
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Media Outlet
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Interferences by the Executive Power
The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK)
Temporary suspension of broadcasting
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
The Law on the Establishment of Radio and Television Enterprises and Their Media Services
Art. 8/1

Referring to the Main News Bulletin aired on TELE 1 on April 30 and May 24, the RTÜK fined the broadcaster with a “blackout” for five days on the ground that the (b) clause of the Article 8/1 of the Law on the Establishment and Broadcast Services of Radio and Televisions was violated. The decision dated July 1, was made due to statements of Mercan Yanardağ on Abdulhamid II.

Upon the objection of TV channel representatives, The Ankara 4th Administrative Court has suspended the execution of RTÜK’s decision until the court concludes a judgement.